New Fuel Poverty Appeal Gathers Steam.
Sir John Hall has backed the Surviving Winter Campaign run nationally by Community Foundations. The campaign ‘calls on those who can afford to forego their Winter Fuel Payment to donate it to help those for whom it is not nearly enough’.
The NRFC applauds the Former Newcastle United Chairman, who has been working with the County Durham Community Foundations, for giving his support to this important campaign. This is especially important in the North East where in more rural areas, such as Wear Valley and Teesdale, fuel poverty effects almost 50% of households with 33% of people living in fuel poverty in the North East.